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Hrm, that's an interesting-looking timescale... Apr. 3rd, 2003 03:13 pm
Can anyone recommend removals companies local to Cambridge?

Oh and I don't think I'll be doing the London-to-Cambridge this year after all - not enough time to practice.

From: davefish
Date: April 3rd, 2003 - 07:50 am (Link)
not enough time to practice.

Surely you just sit on it and wiggle your legs :)
From: wechsler
Date: April 3rd, 2003 - 08:02 am (Link)
... and repeat for 50 miles / 4 hours-ish ...


From: davefish
Date: April 4th, 2003 - 02:21 am (Link)
Exactly, how difficult can it be?

(Feel free to point me at this post again if I do do the ride)
From: giolla
Date: April 4th, 2003 - 05:36 am (Link)
Not very, and given that it's a mass ride you're not going to do it in 4 hours, well unless you get a stupidly early start.

I normally expect to average about 10 mph on such rides plus a little bit for lunch. 'cos it's not a race and it's far more fun chatting to people. So probably nearer to 6 hours.

I'll be doing it, so if oyu fancy co-ordinating and at least starting off together and possibly regouping for lunch...
From: feanelwa
Date: April 3rd, 2003 - 10:45 am (Link)
And you'd only have to cycle all the way back again anyway.
From: wechsler
Date: April 3rd, 2003 - 10:47 am (Link)
Or get the coach service they lay on ;)
From: kaet
Date: April 3rd, 2003 - 01:10 pm (Link)
Is there much to practice?

I used to cycle about that distance each Monday commuting. Okay, so there was a working day half way through, but I didn't feel particularly puffed at the far end each time, and I was usually a little beery on the way home, too. But I never really took anything or rehershed or anything. After I nearly passed out one summer day I added a water-bottle, but that's about it.

I'd have needed a bit of a breather, but I guess they're allowed. It's not a race, is it? I guess it's difficult if it is race (I've never done it), but if you're allowed to stop off for a tasty instance of Pork Farms finest with a hint of peteroleum vapour at a Tex on the way, and so on, I wouldn't have thought it was much of a bind to cycle to or from London to Cambridge in the context of, `oh you know, a few hours'. When is it, jooi?
From: giolla
Date: April 4th, 2003 - 06:18 am (Link)
It's not a race, and there are frequent refreshment stops laid on. I've not done the London-Cambridge yet, but mass rides like this are normally a lot of fun, done at your own pace no hurry.

The only time I've been on one which turned into a bit of a race, well mad dash, was the London-Brighton when they issued a severe weather warning on ditchling beacon with the advice to get out of there as quickly as possible.